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Community Notices 16th July 2019

The Bluegrass Festival The Ardara Bluegrass Festival takes place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July. Some of the best bluegrass acts from the USA will be in Ardara for the festival. One not to be missed! The highlight of the weekend will be The Gala Concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel where Alecia Nugent and her band…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On Around Ardara

  Goats Don’t Shave Celtic folk rock band Goats Don’t Shave will perform in The Nesbitt Arms Hotel tonight Friday 12th July as part of their 2019 tour. Doors open at 9.30pm. Admission €15. Phone The Nesbitt Arms 074-9541103   Ardara Garden Fete Stalls, games and special attractions highlight the annual garden fete taking place at the Ardara Rectory, Killybegs…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 9th July 2019

  The Bluegrass Festival The Ardara Bluegrass Festival takes place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July. Some of the best bluegrass acts from the USA will be in Ardara for the festival. One not to be missed! The highlight of the weekend will be The Gala Concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel where Alecia Nugent…   ~~~~~~~~  

Information Release: Cllr. Molloy

Councillor Molloy has made a number of representations to the Donegal County Council and has received the following replies:   Carrickacleave Road Councillor Molloy strongly pressed for the road to be repaired as an urgent priority. The reply from the Roads Manager was: This road is on the works programme for sometime but Irish Water…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Ardhill Coffee House Ardhill Coffee House opened this morning Friday 5th July at Ardhill House on The Diamond. Why not call in and enjoy a coffee and a scrumptious dessert with great views of the town and an al fresco seating area. We wish them all the best with with this venture which promises…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 2nd July 2019

  Ardara Annual 5K Race/Walk The Ardara Annual 5K Race/Walk will take place on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30 pm. Registration from 6.30 pm in the Methodist Hall. Race Chip Timing. Refreshments /Prizes afterwards. Adults €8. Juniors €4. Proceeds in aid of Church Funds/ Donegal Hospice.   Ardara Community Childcare Ardara Community Childcare are hosting…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition Tonight Friday 28th June at 8.30pm Visit this popular exhibition in the Heritage Centre, which gives a snapshot of the people and the place from years gone by. The Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition will be officially opened by Desmond Campbell in the Heritage Centre on Friday 28th June at 8.30pm. Admission is…   ~~~~~~~~  

New Local Link Bus Service: Portnoo-Ardara-Donegal Town

New timetables commencing Monday 1st July 2019. Portnoo – Ardara – Donegal Town service runs Monday to Friday. Donegal Town has connections available to and from: Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Derry. Phone: 074 9741644 Email: donegal@locallink.ie Full information on all available journeys and connections on the National Journey Planner at www.transportforireland.ie Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 25th June 2019

Ardara Community Childcare Ardara Community Childcare are hosting their registration, information and AGM on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 8pm. Please note that all parents using the service in September have to register their child, whether the child is currently registered or not you must re register. At this meeting you will receive information on the…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on Around Ardara?

  Nature Walk at Sheskinmore Saturday June 22nd at 11am Duration about 4 hours. Meet at the Tramore Beach car park, next to Campbells’ caravan park, Rosbeg, follow L7713 off the Ardara to Portnoo Road. Sheskinmore in late June is a great opportunity to see an abundant variety of wild flowers (some rare), insect life,…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 18th June 2019

Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition The Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition will be officially opened by Desmond Campbell in the Heritage Centre on Friday 28th June at 8.30pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.   John Molloy’s Reunion A reunion for all former John Molloy (Ardara) Ltd. workers will take place on…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on Around Ardara?

  Dry Stone Walling Workshop Saturday 15th June 9am – 5pm Learn the art of dry stone walling from expert stonemasons Patsy McInaw and Jim Fahy with the restoration of an old market garden wall at Woodhill. Suitable for all abilities. See the Tír Chonaill Stone Festival page for details or call Louise 0873223965. Tickets…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 11th June 2019

Tír Chonaill Stone Festival The Tír Chonaill Stone Festival takes place in Ardara this year from Thursday June 13th to Sunday June 16th. This is a fun, hands-on event packed with community spirit, featuring: • Dry Stone Walling Workshops • Stone Carving • Art Drawing • Talks • Music • Heritage Tour Visit our festival page for more…   ~~~~~~~~  

Cllr. Terence Slowey Retirement Function

Farewell Night for an Outstanding Ardara Man There will be a special Farewell Night for our retiring Councillor Terence Slowey on Friday 7th June in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Terence was a great servant to the community of Ardara and made a huge contribution to the community over the past 18 years as the Councillor for…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 4th June 2019

Tír Chonaill Stone Festival The Tír Chonaill Stone Festival takes place in Ardara this year for the first time. The popular heritage festival will take place between Thursday June 13th and Sunday June 16th. This growing heritage event is based around the stone crafts of ancient Ireland. Attendees of the festival will learn from top craftspeople…   ~~~~~~~~  

Today’s Summer Lights Events

Today’s Summer Lights Festival Events Sunday 2nd June   Afternoon Tea on The Diamond The Diamond – 1.00pm Sheila invites everyone to afternoon tea at Ardhill Guesthouse Yard in the company of hosts Joe and Celine. There will be an honesty box and all donations will go to raising funds for a new tennis court…   ~~~~~~~~  

Summer Lights Events

Summer Lights kicks off tonight Friday 31st June for what promises to be an exciting weekend of cooking, baking, food & drink, live music and entertainment! Friday 31st June 2019   Summer Lights Food Extravaganza: POSTPONED Due to unforeseen circumstances, Summer Lights Celebrity Cookery Demonstration has been POSTPONED until further notice. The Nesbitt Arms apologises for…   ~~~~~~~~  

Cookery Demonstration Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Summer Lights Celebrity Cookery Demonstration has been POSTPONED until further notice. The Nesbitt Arms apologises for any inconvenience this has caused.  Please contact the hotel for refunds of tickets purchased. Nesbitt Arms Hotel 074-9541103.   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 28th May 2019

Friday Night Cookery Demonstration POSTPONED Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Summer Lights Celebrity Cookery Demonstration has been POSTPONED until further notice. The Nesbitt Arms apologises for any inconvenience this has caused.  Please contact the hotel for refunds of tickets purchased. Nesbitt Arms Hotel 074-9541103.   “Lovin’ the Hills” Guided Hill Walk The Ardara Hillwalkers will…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 21st May 2019

Celebrity Cookery Demonstration Tickets are now on sale for the Summer Lights Festival Celebrity Cookery Demonstration which will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Friday 31st May from 7pm. Some of the finest chefs in the country will give food and cooking demonstrations. The lineup of award winning chefs includes: Anthony Armstrong – Culinary Director, Taste of…   ~~~~~~~~